Sciatica - Clinical Diagnosis

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About 3 million people suffer from sciatica and the condition usually resolves itself within a few weeks to a few months but some patients may end by surgery. Sciatica is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of an underlying condition. Sciatica is a pain radiating along the course of the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back to the buttock, through the back of the thigh and into the lower leg and foot. Pain usually affects one side of the body. Pain is worse when sitting because sitting will place tension on the nerve, stretch it, and make it irritated and painful. Pain is sharp, shooting pain like electric shock, running down the leg with burning, tingling, pins and needles, the pain could radiate to the leg and the foot, and there might be some numbness.

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